The administration governed by Nana Akufo-Addo, according to former president John Dramani Mahama, has failed to combat corruption.
He made this statement in response to violations listed in the 2021 Auditor General’s Report.
According to the former president, John Dramani Mahama, the nation has significant obstacles and must shun selfishness in order to promote progress.
Despite the solid foundations set by our ancestors, he observed that self-centeredness has diminished.
The former President appealed for a coordinated effort to combat the canker while speaking at the grand durbar to honor the Asogli Yam Festival’s conclusion in Ho.
“The NPP government has completely lost control of the fight against corruption. President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address promised to protect the purse. Today, that public purse cannot be found. Revelations in the Auditor General report for 2021 are only a microcosm of the seeming institutionalization of corruption under this administration.”
“I am using this festival to draw attention to this important national issue that requires the support of all citizens. Economic difficulties in the country are unbearable. Cost of living has increased significantly because of rising inflation. Prices are changing in the market every day, and this makes it difficult for the ordinary Ghanaian to survive.”
According to Transparency International’s most current Corruption Perception Index, Ghana has not made any notable strides in its battle against corruption.
Ghana maintained its score of 43 between 2020 and 2021, which is still below the norm, with countries with higher scores being perceived as less corrupt and those with lower scores as more corrupt.
Less than 30% of Ghanaians feel that people can expose corruption without fear of retaliation, a decrease of four percentage points from 2019. This belief is related to the fight against corruption.
The Ghana Armed Forces, spiritual and traditional leaders, and the judiciary are the most regarded among important state institutions.
Between 2019 and 2022, institutions as a whole lost people’s trust, with the presidency losing 25 percentage points of that faith.